Ontario Strategic Mandate Agreements

Papers and publications notes

Citations and Published Papers

Not all 2017-2020 SMAs include numeric targets for citations and total papers published or per faculty member. These types of targets can be difficult to set, measure and agree on, as Guelph University’s SMA comments: ..it is worth noting, that the focus of the system-wide metrics identified in the table… Read More »Citations and Published Papers


Almost All SMA2 Metrics & Targets In a Dashboard

This dashboard summarizes almost all of the metrics and targets described in the 2017-2020 Ontario University Strategic Mandate Agreements (SMA2). These metrics and targets are all available on the MTCU website and other locations, but I have yet to find a comparison of system-wide metrics or compilation of the institutional… Read More »Almost All SMA2 Metrics & Targets In a Dashboard

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Ontario SMA2’s Basic Document Structure

After reading all of Ontario’s University SMAs it is clear that they all share the following basic structure, which has been indented to reflect the hierarchy suggested by interpreting the formatting of the MTCU web version, the institutionally hosted signed PDF versions, and the presences of numbering in the SMAs… Read More »Ontario SMA2’s Basic Document Structure

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Ontario Universities’ 2017-2020 Strategic Mandate Agreements with MTCU

From 2017 to 2020 Ontario universities’ growth and 4 percent each of university’s funding from the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) is governed by individual Strategic Mandate Agreements (SMAs) struck between MTCU and each University. A portion of Ontario Universities’ ongoing relationship with MTCU and the provincial government… Read More »Ontario Universities’ 2017-2020 Strategic Mandate Agreements with MTCU